Fresno Superior Court

Fresno Courts

We represent 263 workers at Fresno Superior Courts (Units 6 & 15)
Picture above:  Membership Meeting on July 20, 2017

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Bargaining Team Nominations Extended through Friday, Jan. 26

Nominations have been extended for the departments where no nominations were received.

  • Child Custody Recommending Counselor/Family Court Mediator
  • Office Assistant
  • JA Courtroom

Click here to view or print flyer: FSC, Bargaining Team Nomination Flyer Due 1.26.18 (PDF)

Women’s March, Fresno – Saturday, Jan. 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Nees and Blackstone, between River Park and Villagio Shopping Center

The march is open to everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, tolerance and diversity, and compassion for our shared humanity.

Click here for details: Women’s Caucus Women’s March 1.20.18 (PDF)

Court Lobby Day on May 17

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Chapter News Archive

Members win PERB Ruling on ULP: PERB Ruling (PDF)
Click here to read the entire ULP: Fresno Superior Courts PERB Ruling (PDF)

Fresno Court Newsletter, March 2017
Click here to view newsletter:  Fresno Courts Chapter Newsletter March 2017 (PDF)

In this issue:

  • President’s Message by Stacy Obel-Jorgensen
  • Unplanned Absences: School Visits
  • Membership Meeting March 16
  • Members win PERB ruling on ULP

Read the news article about the closing of the all the courtouses outside of the city of Fresno.

Contribute and participate in the SEIU 521 Court blog to take back our courts.

Court Voluntary Furlough Program FY 2017/2018 Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to FAQ, click here:Fresno Courts Voluntary Furlough Program FY 20172018 FAQ

Labor Management Survey – Take the Survey online at:
Provide your feedback and concerns you would like discussed at the next labor management meeting.

Better Valley Health Survey for 521 Members
A Health Survey for SEIU members in the San Joaquin Valley (Fresno County, Tulare County, Kings County, City of Hanford, Kings Superior Courts, Fresno Superior Courts, First Student Chapter, Student Transportation of America, Tulare City of Wasco-Kern)
The San Joaquin Valley is a challenging environment for health and healthcare. As union members, we are at the forefront of working to improve quality-of-life standards for our communities, but as workers we face our own personal health-related issues. This brief survey is designed as the first step to help assess how workers feel about their health/health care coverage and identify wellness programs that could promote better health outcomes.
Take the survey now!

Chapter News Archive

Chapter Meetings & Events

Chapter Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of every month

Click here to view or print flyer: FSC Meeting 1.18.18

Date: Thursday, Feb. 15
Time:  12-1 p.m.
Location:  Fresno Superior Court, Dept. 53
1100 Van Ness Ave., Fresno


  • Bargaining Team Elections
  • Officer Elections in March
  • Upcoming Negotiations

Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP to (559) 447-2579 or by email to


Sign Up Here for Steward Trainings: Fresno

Chapter Leadership

Courts Leadership
President – Denise Dedmon
Unit 6 Vice President – Barbara Graves
Unit 15 Vice President – Mary Martinusen
Chief Steward – Vera Coots
Secretary/Treasurer – Lucy Saucedo

Shop Stewards
Vera Coots
Barbara Graves
Natalie Kesterson-Kjar


Chapter Contract(s)

Files in PDF format

Fresno Superior Court Bylaws
Fresno Superior Courts Unit 6 MOU (9/30/2016 – 9/30/2018)
Fresno Superior Courts Unit 15 MOU (9/30/2016 – 9/30/2018)
Unit 15 Sideletter Agreement Book Purchases 9.21.17
Fresno Superior Courts Voluntary Furlough Leave Program 2017-2018


Chapter News Archive

Files in PDF format

Fresno Courts Chapter Newsletter March 2017 (PDF)
FSC Meeting 2.16.17
FSC Court Reporters Meeting Flyer 2.8.17
FSC, Contract Ratification Vote Results Flyer 10.5.16 (PDF)Fact Sheet (PDF)
FC Member to Member Flyer
FSC August Newsletter 8.9.16 (PDF)
FSC Meeting Flyer 10.20.16
Fresno Courts Bargaining Survey July 2016 (PDF)
Court Workers Solidarity Day 5.25.16
Court Update March 2016
Fresno Courts Meeting Flyer 5.19.16 (PDF)
FSC Meeting Flyer 3.17.16
FSC, Leadership Nomination Flyer 2.18.16 (PDF)

Governor’s 2017-18 Judicial Branch Budget Proposal Released Jan. 10
The Governor’s proposed fiscal year 2017-2018 budget was released January 10, 2017.  To review the proposal, click here: Judicial Council of California 2017-18 Budget Update (PDF)


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